Welcome to teardrops.net's new Teardrop
Trailer Discussion Board
Teardrop Talk ...
... a Teardrop Trailer
and Teardrop Camping-related forum. Whether you build, buy,
rebuild, restore, have one that you simply use, want one,
or are seeking more information about them ... this is your
place to learn, to share, and to communicate about Teardrop
Trailers and the camping adventures we find with them. Come
in, have a look around, and if you like what you see and
read, please Join us! We're sure you'll enjoy the camaraderie
of the nicest, friendliest campers and characters you're
likely to run across for quite some time!
Happy Trails, and let's keep those Tears a rollin'!
For the purposes of THIS 'Board, a Teardrop Trailer is defined
Generally, a comfortable, convenient,
and compact CAMPING TRAILER, usually streamlined or "teardrop" in
shape, produced commercially or constructed by the homecrafter
from the early 1930s (perhaps late '20s) through the present day.
It is usually between the dimensions of 3'H x 3'W x 6-1/2'L and
5'H x 7'W x 12'L, but most commonly in the 4'H x 4'-5'W x 8'-10'L
sizes. There is compact space inside for two adults to sleep (and
maybe a child or dog) and limited storage for clothing and gear,
sometimes allowing for seating at a small table. The Galley/Kitchen/Cooking
area is outside under a "hatch lid" accessed from either
the front or back of the trailer (except in the case of the KampMaster/WildGoose
A "Classic" teardrop is one produced
or constructed between the early '30s and late '50s
and has the rounded flowing shape most commonly found during
that era [click HERE to view examples]
A "Post-Classic" Teardrop is one produced or constructed
from the late '50s to the very early '80s and has a more squared-off
or angular shape, typical of the small travell-trailers of the
era (there can be cross-over between "Classic" and "Post-Classic")
[click HERE to view examples]
A "Neo-Classic" Teardrop is one produced or constructed
after the early '80s that is based on or derived from one or more
of the 'Classic" designs. [click HERE to view examples]
A "Contemporary/Modern" Teardrop is one produced or constructed
after the early '80s that is based on or derived from one or more
of the "Post-Classic" designs, or is an original design
that fits outside the Classic,
Post-Classic, or Neo-Classic
guidelines. [click HERE to view examples]
We also consider the compact
boat-on-the-roof type trailers such as the KomPak/Ranger
and Trailerboat (and their deratives and forerunners) as
part of the Teardrop genre, and they and their enthusiasts are welcome
here. [click HERE to
The bottom line is - as we
first said in 1994 when we started the newsletter Tales & Trails
- if it's homebuilt, custom-built,
re-built, pro-built, kit-built, purchased new from a builder/manufacturer,
purchased used from the want ads, built from plans, built
from scratch, drug out of the barn and held together with
bailing-wire/duct-tape/drywall-screws ... if it's big, small, short
or tall ... cool, compact, and derived from the teardrop
concept ... there's a place for it here! (Exceptions may
be granted by the site administrators/moderators after review)
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